Make these healthy, quick, and easy strawberry overnight oats in just 5 minutes. You can meal prep it for the week and grab a jar on busy weekday mornings for a yummy treat (gluten-free, can be made vegan).
I often use oats for my breakfast recipes, and here are those recipes which even you can try at home – Oats Idli, Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats, Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats, Overnight Oats With Coconut Milk, and Beetroot Oats Idli.
About This Recipe
Strawberry Overnight Oats is a 5-minute breakfast or snack recipe that can be prepared ahead of time. It is healthy, filling, and delicious, and perfect for busy weekday mornings.
To make this dump-and-go overnight strawberry vanilla overnight oats recipe, the ingredients are added to a bowl, mixed and refrigerated until you are ready to eat.
Rolled oats mixed with milk and yogurt and then flavored with strawberry puree, vanilla extract, and honey, this fiber, and protein-rich breakfast will surely satiate your taste buds.
Top it with your favorite toppings and you are sorted. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
Oats – Rolled oats are the best to make overnight oats. They soak up the liquid without getting mushy.
Yogurt and Milk – Yogurt and milk form a creamy base for these overnight oats. Feel free to use milk and yogurt of your choice. Whole, skim, plant-based, all works great. You can also try using strawberry yogurt for enhanced strawberry flavor.
Chia Seeds – Rich in nutrients, chia seeds adds great texture to these overnight oats.
Strawberry – Choose fresh and juicy red strawberries to make these overnight oats. While selecting, just see that the strawberries don’t have any black marks and soft patches.
This recipe uses both chopped and pureed strawberries.
Honey – Add some sweetness with honey. Use maple syrup or agave nectar for a vegan version.
Vanilla Extract – Enhance the flavor a little more with vanilla extract.
How to Make Strawberry Overnight Oats
Start by preparing the strawberries. Wash 8-10 strawberries and chop off their top leafy part. Now chop 4-5 strawberries into small pieces and puree the remaining in a blender.
Stir together ½ cup rolled oats, ½ cup yogurt, ¼ cup milk, 2 teaspoon chia seeds, ¼ cup chopped strawberries, ¼ cup strawberry puree, 1 tablespoon honey, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate for 6-8 hours or overnight. If you are in a hurry, you can soak the oats for a minimum of 2-3 hours. They will not be as soft though.
Add more milk if the oats are too thick and mix well. Top with your favorite toppings and serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Use only old-fashioned rolled oats to make overnight oats. Instant oats (quick oats) get too soggy and steel-cut oats don’t become soft enough.
To make a vegan version, use coconut milk and yogurt instead of dairy milk and yogurt. Also use maple syrup instead of honey, to sweeten the overnight oats.
Yes, they are very healthy. Overnight are loaded with fibers and protein. They keep you full for a long time aiding in weight loss. They are also a good source of vitamins and minerals like copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, etc.
Top the overnight oats with fresh fruits like strawberries, kiwi, mangoes, melons, raspberries, blueberries, apples, etc.
You can also top them with almond butter, peanut butter, jam, or compote. Coconut flakes, chocolate chips, granola, nuts, seeds are some other options that you can top the oats with.
If the oats looks too thick, add more milk to it and mix well again.
You can serve these chilled or hot. To serve them hot, microwave the soaked oats until warm. Top with toppings and serve.
After soaking the oats, you can transfer individual portions into mason jars and refrigerate. Just grab a jar and you can have your breakfast on the go.
These overnight strawberry oats will last in the fridge for about 5 days. Cover the bowl tightly with a lid so that the oats don’t absorb the fridge smell and taste weird. Use a clean and dry spoon every time you eat from the bowl.
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Strawberry Overnight Oats Recipe
- Stir together rolled oats, plain yogurt, milk, chia seeds, chopped strawberries, strawberry puree, honey, and vanilla extract into a medium-size mixing bowl.
- Cover witha tight fitting lid and refrigerate for 6-8 hours or overnight. If you are in a hurry, you can soak the oats for a minimum of 2-3 hours. They will not be as soft though.
- Add more milk if the oats are too thick and mix well. Top with your favorite toppings and serve.